NEW INFO: GPD Investigating Shooting Near School

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Greenville police are investigating at least the 4th shooting in the city since Thursday. In fact, there were 3 reported shootings within 24 hours. The latest happened around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday night on Fleming street.

Police say a man was shot while standing on the porch of a home on the corner of Fleming Street and Roosevelt Avenue near Sadie Saulter Elementary School.

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Shikim Alston, who lives next door. He is in good condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Police say other people were on the porch with Alston at the time of the shooting but they say they don't know where the shots came from. Officers say they are not sure if this shooting is related to other recent shootings in Greenville.


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Greenville Police are on the scene of a shooting across the street from Sadie Saulter Elementary School near the intersection of Fleming Street near Roosevelt Avenue. Crime scene tape is up around three homes as officers investigate.

Police say they arrived at the scene just after 9:00p.m. to find a man shot. He was talking to officers and was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known.

Police are working to find a suspect, but have not released a description or any suspect information at this time.

We have a reporter at the scene. Stay with WITN News and witn.com for details on this developing story.


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  • by Becca Sue on Jul 6, 2011 at 05:15 PM
    OMG! Want some cheese with that wine? Quit pointing your fingers and grow a pair*! Don't like west greenville?,aww too bad. Quit wining and become part of the solution instead of the problem!
  • by Dave Location: (OO) on Jul 6, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    I say we need to get another petition to get Chief Anderson FIRED! Who cares what the SCLC and NAACP think!
  • by anyman Location: washington on Jul 6, 2011 at 02:31 PM
    only a couple of years ago, the school board didn't understand why folks didn't want their kids to go to school there
  • by illiano Location: gville on Jul 6, 2011 at 09:01 AM
    u ppl r pathetic, always talkin bout how u want greenville to grow and get more businesses and ppl, but then u dont want wat comes with growth, its crime, live wit it or get out...
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      by Grower on Jul 6, 2011 at 10:12 AM in reply to illiano
      Yes, all of the crime that happens in the new housing developments and committed by all of the new hospital and ECU employees is horrible... oh wait, the crime is in existing part of town (or originates there) where it's always been, by the same thugs. We do not want to live "wit" it. We want it to go away.
  • by wenc on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:45 AM
    it's not the cops, it's the wrong doing by people!
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      by ed on Jul 6, 2011 at 10:52 AM in reply to wenc
      not the cops? wake up is all i can say to that.
  • by ed on Jul 6, 2011 at 06:56 AM
    makes you wonder what the "wonderfull" cops we have here in greenville are doing. what are cops in gereral doing? for the size of this town, there's an awful lot of crime. GVPD spends too much time across the train tracks stopping people for looking suspicious, messing with college kids, or writing under age drinking tickets and focus on the real crime in greenville, being across the train tracks in west greenville. cops here are a joke!
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      by Anti-NAACP on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:44 AM in reply to ed
      It's not the cops, it's the "feel sorry for the thugs" police chief, and the revolving door court system we have.
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        by sue on Jul 6, 2011 at 08:47 AM in reply to Anti-NAACP
        I agree, it's that police chief.
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        by ed on Jul 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM in reply to Anti-NAACP
        not the cops huh? interesting point of view however naive it is
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      by REM on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:46 AM in reply to ed
      I loathe people like you... I really do. Next time you have an emergency, don't even think of calling the "wonderful" cops!
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        by ed on Jul 6, 2011 at 10:54 AM in reply to REM
        i have no problem handling life on my own, I do not needs cops and have never thought of calling them for anything. i have my own means of protection and have no use for cops. loath that loser!
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      by JusticeForAll on Jul 6, 2011 at 01:42 PM in reply to ed
      The police have no duty or legal obligation to provide protection or security for individual citizens--the Supreme Court has ruled on this in over a half-dozen cases. Your own personal security is your PERSONAL responsibility... Relying on the police to "protect" you is like relying on your insurance broker to keep you out of traffic accidents. Both are there to respond to your predicament AFTER the bad thing happens, and to find and extract justice from the perpetrator--NOT to "keep you safe"... Wake up, man...
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Jul 6, 2011 at 06:17 AM
    Different day, same old thugs running around. Four shootings in a week. I say lets make it consistent and go for a shooting every day. It's not like the 'Po' Chief gives a rip. That's one person who should be FIRED by the city. He has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for this city except hold a few cookouts and block 'partayyyys' on 5th skreet.
  • by Brandon Location: Greenville on Jul 6, 2011 at 06:05 AM
    Sometimes I wish we could just send riot police into West Greenville and enforce a curfew on every corner... full shields, tear gas, batons, guns... keep the thugs in their homes, and if they come out, give them what they've got coming to them. That's the only Government assistance these people need.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 at 06:25 AM in reply to Brandon
      Sorry but criminals are in every corner of Greenville. Parents need to raise the next generation better.
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        by Not true on Jul 6, 2011 at 08:39 AM in reply to
        A majority of the crime is stemming from West Greenville. A good study (ECU student project) would be to track where all the criminals arrested in Pitt County are putting down as their address. This would give us a more accurate picture of where Greenvill'e problems stem from.
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      by Anti-NAACP on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:31 AM in reply to Brandon
      Amen, Brandon.
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      by phil on Jul 6, 2011 at 08:51 AM in reply to Brandon
      So true, wish it could happen that way.
  • by Be Classy on Jul 6, 2011 at 04:37 AM
    Correct me if I'm wrong but this school is where they plan to move Third St.Pre-K...Not good: (
  • by Ordnanceman Location: Persian Gulf on Jul 6, 2011 at 04:22 AM
    I bet the one who commited this crime is a convicted felon already, who pays no child support for his own children and has no job. When is this crazyness going to end? As a service member currently deployed with my wife and kids in Greenville, this troubles me greatly. I can try to protect the American people, but I feel like I cannot protect my family from worthless scum who continually commit these crimes. Where is the SCLC and NAACP? I guess black on black crime is ok with them.
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      by Theresa on Jul 6, 2011 at 05:29 AM in reply to Ordnanceman
      Thank you for your service. I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel and am truely sorry you and the other brave men and women in the military have to worry about your families' safety while you are deployed. Keep safe and God Bless.
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      by Teresa on Jul 6, 2011 at 05:49 AM in reply to Ordnanceman
      How dumb was that question? SCLC or NAACP? Whoever know what people are going to do? duh Where were you?
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        by Anti-NAACP on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:30 AM in reply to Teresa
        He didn't say "where were they to prevent the crime", he was asking where they are now to stand up for the people they claim to advance when those people are shooting each other. DUH!
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      by Anti-NAACP on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:42 AM in reply to Ordnanceman
      Black on black crime is ok with me too, Ordnanceman.
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        by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 at 10:53 AM in reply to Anti-NAACP
        Are you Anti-NAACP or anti-Black.....I'd say the latter.
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          by Anti-NAACP on Jul 6, 2011 at 04:15 PM in reply to
          What's it to you?
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          by Sam on Jul 6, 2011 at 06:08 PM in reply to
          Being anti-NAACP is a wonderful thing. Being anti-black is a horrible thing. There are still good black people around, and also good mexicans around.
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